State intends to OK Pine View sewer line

The entrance to the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District is off Ironwood in Minden.

The entrance to the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District is off Ironwood in Minden.

A hurdle to bringing sewer service to the Pine Nuts’ largest single neighborhood was cleared after the state announced Wednesday it intends to issue a finding of no significant impact for a new sewer line between south Gardnerville and Pine View Estates.

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection will be issuing the finding to the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District in connection with a $2.18 million principal forgiveness loan to consolidate Pine View Estates into the district due to contamination of the groundwater aquifer.

The 240-unit subdivision sits on 62 acres of Washoe Tribal allotment land in the Pine Nuts and was built in 1997.

In 2018, it was announced that three miles of 12-inch sewer line from the community to Pinenut Road would be built. The original $5.2 million in funding for the project was coming from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service.

Work to bring sewer to the roughly 550 residents has been underway since 2013 after the wastewater treatment plant failed.

Located in Minden, the sanitation district provides wastewater treatment for 3,100 homes and 275 businesses across Carson Valley.

The district is eligible for a principal forgiveness loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

Anyone wishing to obtain further information regarding the project should submit their comments to Joshua Cerda at jcerda@ndep.nv.gov or by writing the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Office of Financial Assistance, 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City, NV  89701. 

A link to the NDEP’s public notices can be found at: https://ndep.nv.gov/posts.

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